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THE HIGH SCHOOL JOURNAL
By PRESIDENT CHARLES E. BREWER
Raleigh, N. C.
MEREDITH COLLEGE was given its charter
by the legislature of North Carolina in 1891
but it was not till September 27, 1899, that
the institution was opened under the name of the
Baptist Female University, later changed and called
Baptist University for Women. A few years later
still the name was changed and called Meredith Col-
lege after Rev. Thomas Meredith, for many years one
of the noted leaders of the Baptist State Convention
in North Carolina. The name is especially appropriate
since Thomas Meredith in the early days of the con-
vention was heartily in favor of the establishment of
an institution for young women.
The aim of the founders of Meredith College was
to provide an institution of high grade for the training
of young women. It was thought that young women
were entitled to the same grade of instruction that
their brothers were able to secure. This aim has
never been lost, and down to the present time the ideal
for Meredith College is to do college work of standard
The location of Meredith College in Raleigh has
many advantages. Raleigh is noted for its healthy
climate, for its supply of excellent water, and for per-
fect drainage. The environment is conducive to the
best sort of work as is shown by the fact that so many
educational institutions are located in the city. The
culture of the town is well known and there are many
advantages coming to students of Meredith from the
city itself. Meredith is located near the two libraries
of the city, is within one block of the state capitol,
making it possible for students to witness the meetings
of the state legislature and hear the many distin-
guished speakers and artists that come to the city
Meredith College has three large buildings and six
cottages which provide living rooms, class rooms, lab-
oratories, and other equipment needed for such an in-
stitution. Laboratories in science are adequate for the
courses that are provided. Its library has passed the
ten thousand mark and it receives all of the principal
magazines in its reading room. Besides these, daily
and weekly papers are received in large numbers.
The religious life of the College is worthy of note.
Work along this line is conducted through the Young
Woman's Christian Association, the Young Woman's
Auxiliary, and several Baptist Young People's Unions.
Keen interest is manifested not only in the theoretical
study of the Bible and missions, but in the practical
application of these principles in the many enterprises
THE HIGH SCHOOL JOURNAL
in the churches and institutions needing any assistance
of that sort.
Fifteen standard units for entrance are required and
beginning with the session next fall, no entrance con-
ditions will be allowed. Standard college work for
four years is required for graduation with the A.B.
or B.S. degree- Diplomas in music and art are also
granted after four years of work in those subjects.
No post-graduate work is undertaken. This year there
are four hundred and thirty-six students and forty-
seven in the faculty.
A system of student government prevails in the Col-
lege, the basis of which is a set of regulations sub-
mitted by the faculty and adopted by the students.
The executive committee of the Student Government
Association has general oversight of order and deport-
ment among the students. An advisory committee
from the faculty, however, assists the students in the
solving of difficult problems. The restrictions imposed
by this system of government are believed to be only
those which will tend to bring about a normal, whole-
some student life.
The endowment has now passed the three hundred
thousand dollar mark. In addition to the income
from the endowment, the denomination gives fifteen
thousand dollars a year for current expenses and there
is a fund of five thousand dollars for current expenses
received from other sources.
The ground on which Meredith College is situated
is so limited that at the meeting of the trustees last
May it was voted to remove the institution to some
site near Raleigh and build anew. The purpose of the
trustees is to secure not less than one hundred acres
of land to have room, not only for the future growth
of the institution, but for recreation for the students
It is a matter of general observation that the demand
for college education is ever increasing and it will
require the best efforts of all our institutions to pro-
vide for those who are seeking that sort of training.
Meredith College is going to make every effort to
meet its responsibility in this connection. A definite
ground to be covered has been selected and we are
proposing to adhere closely to such limits. The desire
is to give the best sort of cultural training and lay a
foundation that can be built upon easily and securely.
For this reason we are not undertaking to carry on so
many lines of work as to draw from the efficiency
with which the work ought to be done. We are doing
intensive work, covering our courses thoroughly.
THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
The State's Great Technical Institution
By DR. W. C. RIDDICK, President
West Raleigh, N. C.
THE NORTH CAROLINA State College of tion seems to have been first conceived in the minds of
Agriculture and Engineering is of such recent a few young men in Raleigh, members of what was
establishment that its entire history may almost known as the Watauga Club. While older men were
be classed as current events. The idea of the institu- yet dreaming dreams of our state as it existed before
STATE COLLEGE R. O. T. C. REGIMENT IN CLOSE LINE. COLLEGE BUILDINGS
IN THE BACKGROUND